Michael L. Sonabend, MD, has never settled for less than excellence. After finishing at the top of his high school class, he entered an elite accelerated 7-year medical program at Boston University. He was awarded both his medical sciences degree and his medical degree summa cum laude, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society, and was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society.
Dr. Sonabend did his medical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Boston area, where he was named intern of the year. He then moved to Houston, Texas, and completed his residency in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. Upon completing his training, he received the Tad Johnson Award given to the most outstanding graduating resident. Prior to joining US Dermatology Medical Group, Dr. Sonabend worked with Nigro Dermatology in the West University area for four years.
Dr. Sonabend was awarded the 2011 Patient’s Choice award given to highest rated dermatologists in Houston. He maintains his appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and is involved in resident teaching. He has authored over a dozen scientific publications, has performed clinical research in lasers, and is involved in clinical research for psoriasis.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an active member of the Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and Houston Dermatologic Society. Dr. Sonabend practices a wide range of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. He has a particular passion and interest in laser technology, advances in the treatment of psoriasis, skin cancer treatments including non-surgical approaches, and reversal of photoaging with an emphasis on therapies that have both medical and cosmetic benefits.
Out of the office, Dr. Sonabend enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children